Where to begin with this episode? I LOVED that we got more of Sou’s backstory after he lost his hearing, and I love how his relationship with Momono Nana (Kaho) started.
That said, Nana issues. She’s in love with Sou. Those eyes, that smile, I mean…. Can you blame her?
She took a broken young man and helped him put the pieces of his life back together. It’s a beautiful depiction of how a simple act of kindness can alter the trajectory of someone’s entire world. But, while Sou viewed her as a friend, somewhere, Momono fell into feels and stumbled onto romance.
I do feel bad for Momono, though, and what’s more, I sympathize. I’ve been in her position. Falling in love with the perfect boy, having him be in love with someone else. Doomed warm benches of the friend zone while that part of the heart remains a mystery.
This episode was emotional, and its focus wasn’t on the series’ main couple but mostly on their friends and family. It was interesting. It gave their lives (and the story) much more meat. This series is beautiful.
Also, I am grateful that Minato seems to be working his way back into the good graces of his friends. He’s such a sweet and wonderful man.
Silent can be viewed on Viki.
Felt bad for Momono, but hated how her despair made her say such hurtful things to Sou and Aoba.
Jeez, telling Sou that Aoba’s only being kind to him because of pity and getting all territorial with Aoba about Sou correcting/teaching her sign language made me so mad at her.
Emotionally exhausting episode. Bracing myself for Sou’s mom’s story (she needs an episode), that will be interesting.
I know! I am LOVING Sou’s family and I do feel bad for Momono, but, like you, I am upset with her. I get it, she loved him (who wouldn’t) but still…. Poor thing.